Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Link roundup

By Julie
photo credit: Chapendra's Flickr photo stream

Some weeks, everyone else on the Internet said it much better than you could--especially when it comes to writing. The process. The emotions. The joys. The downs. The basic stuff of it.

Here are links to several posts I've read here and there lately that spoke to me. Maybe they'll be helpful to you, too. All of these are also just plain great blogs about writing in general. Bookmark them and visit often!

Down-earth author Juliette Fay (author of one of my favorite novels from a few years ago, Shelter Me, as well as a few excellent more recent ones!), gives some great advice at Beyond the Margins:

Turning the Tables on a Bad Writing Day

At Writer Unboxed, Julia Monroe Martin, who pops in now and then in our comment threads, and is herself a novelist, shares a poignant post about how the way we write things reflects what's happening around us.

When Funny Just Won't Come

Do you want to write a novel, but have no idea where to begin? Erin Cashman, who is the author of the young adult novel, The Exceptionals, shares this informative ten-step plan at Book Pregnant:

Ten Steps to Becoming a Novelist 

Over at The Debutante Ball, Natalia Sylvester (whose debut novel, Chasing the Sun, comes out in May 2014) tells us what she knows for sure now that she's been writing a while:

The Only Thing I Know About Writing is That I Don't Know

And Jojo Moyes, author of the fabulous Me Before You (have you read it? why not?!), talks about that thing we're always looking for over at She Reads:

Jojo Moyes on That Elusive Work-Life Balance

What great articles have you come across lately that might help someone else in the writing trenches?

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